Exfoliating can be an incredible way to keep skin looking fresh and youthful, but it is not always for everyone as it can be drying to skin. This is certainly true of the powerful synthetic exfoliators but can also be true of the kinder natural ones like our Nakin Exfoliating Radiance Tonic. This is because a good exfoliator can have potent anti-ageing properties for the face and neck, and they might not suit all skin types. At Nakin all of our natural skincare falls into the anti-ageing face product category and our Exfoliating Radiance Tonic is actually one of the most potent in our range.
As far as exfoliators go it is a gentle one on the skin, being a modern plant formulation that uses fruit AHAs instead of synthetic ingredients or grain materials. It is designed for use up to nightly, but this can depend on individual skin types and requirements. Not everyone will need to use it nightly, and it can be used much less than this. It contains powerful renewing plant AHAs and sometimes customers cannot use it every night, and instead use it once or twice a week. This comes from the strong exfoliating properties that promote cell turnover, which can lead to some flaking as part of the renewal process. If you are noticing dryness or flaking areas, then stop using the exfoliator or try using it just once a week and see how you find this. Always be dictated by how your skin feels and ensure that keeping it happy is the priority.
Some exfoliators can be too strong for skin and if this is the case then we recommend not using it anymore. This usually comes from using the strong synthetic exfoliators, or the manual grain exfoliators, or it can simply be from an ingredient not suiting your skin, or exfoliating too much for your skin.
Exfoliating can be great for improving the way that your skin looks and feels. It is an easy way to achieve a smooth and fresh complexion. But if you are finding that your skin is becoming dry or flaky then it is a good idea to take a step back. Check the product that you are using and ensure it is one that is kind to skin, and if so, reduce the amount that you are using it.
Exfoliation promotes cell turnover, which is essential for healthy skin. As we grow older, our skin's natural ability to shed dead skin cells slows down, leading to a dull complexion. By exfoliating, you slough off dead skin cells, revealing new, fresh skin. This process helps to improve texture, tone, and radiance, so your skin looks and feels its best.
We hope that you have found this post helpful. At Nakin we are fans of exfoliation when it is carried out correctly and with a good product, but even then it is not for everyone. It does have lots of benefits such as rejuvenating skin and boosting face product performance, but is not essential if it does not suit you, or sometimes it is just about finding the right product and the right frequency.